The World's Brightest Swizzle Stick

The World’s Brightest Swizzle Stick

While not explicitly intended as a swizzle stick, the Mahoo light from Stefano Pistilli uses the conduction of water to complete the circuit and power the light inside. Utilizing an interesting environmental trigger, these could also be great night time pool toys or even help see and identify other scuba divers on a night dive. Nevertheless, I’m drinking alone tonight and I’m hoping scotch and soda has enough electrolytes to power this friendly light on.

0 Designer: Stefano Pistilli

A Knobby Light

A Knobby Light

Designer Jeong-Sun Park is a deep man heavily interested in the butterfly effect – the idea that variations systematic outcomes can dictate behavior. His Knob Light is a door knob with an internal generator that stores energy and illuminates the way in emergencies or whenever you need a guide to the loo. How it relates to the butterfly effect theory is esoteric but simply by expanding the knob’s function to include illumination, you effectively change the way you use the knob.

0 Designer: Jeong-Sun Park

Ecolights For Your EcoLife

Ecolights For Your EcoLife

Unsurprisingly, installing high power 500 watt lamps in your in-ground pool is a real pain and not something you want to try and ‘wing’.  Circumventing the whole electricity thing is Lysandre Follet’s Ecolights which use the pre-existing flow from the filter pump to drive a small turbine and a set of LEDs.  Nothing earth shattering, but a good reminder of how “ReUse” can apply to energy just as readily as the cardboard boxes you get in the mail.

0 Designer: Lysandre Follet

The Danube Flower Blooms Again

The Danube Flower Blooms Again

When you think the word “innovate,” you don’t often associate it with “recycle.” But what Stojanovic, Pavlovic, Milanovic have done here is both of those things, with a project called “Wellness Sky.” Together they transformed a 35 year old, lost and decrepit building into the once glorious landmark it was at its height, and they did it by turning it into a fitness center.

0 Designers: Djordje Stojanovic, Vlada Pavlovic & Slavko Milanovic

Umbrella Lights The Way

Umbrella Lights The Way

LightDrops looks like an ordinary umbrella but don’t let that fool ya. There’s more than meets the eye here. As water pours over the surface, potential energy from raindrops slamming onto the conductive membrane called PDVF transforms into electrical energy powering embedded LEDs sending your umbrella ablaze with light. The heavier the rain, the brighter the light to help you see your way.

0 Designer: Sang-Kyun Park

The Innards of an Eye; Reformed to Light a Room

The Innards of an Eye; Reformed to Light a Room

When an establishment you do own, a hook you must have. You need to be able to make people have an experience when they enter your place of business, one that they want to continue or repeat. With the FLUX, people experience an eyeful of space, formed by light. Matali Crasset (w/assist) brings a new level of astound to “sitting around the campfire.”

0 Designer: Matali Crasset

Anemona Brings Glowing Sealife To Any Room

Anemona Brings Glowing Sealife To Any Room

Exhibited at the SaloneSatellite in Moscow, Anemona positions itself uniquely on any surface, making it infinitely configurable. Designed by Igor Pinigan, the lamp uses heavy glass balls in the bottom to stabilize it at any angle without affecting the light.  No word on how the sculpture is powered, but I’m hoping it’s kinetic based and you have to punch the thing like a blow-up clown to keep it going.

0 Designer: Igor Pinigin

Bulb is in the Heart .. of d:light

Bulb is in the Heart .. of d:light

Did you know you’re not supposed to put your light-bulbs in the trash? Don’t pitch ‘em! Put them in the “d:light.”

Designer Tim Edgeler presents. A new solution (maybe) to the light-bulb problem with his product, the “d:light.” It acts as both a lamp and a method for mailing the dead bulb to the correct disposal place. And of course, it’s constructed of real super “green” materials.

0 Designer: Tim Edgeler

All-in-One Sticky Lamp with Clicker

All-in-One Sticky Lamp with Clicker

Behold the “Sticky Lamp” by designer Chris Kabel. “1UP” (or 100%-Useful-Packaging) in full effect here with a lamp whose shade is also it’s in-store container. The sticky lamp is basically a lightbulb in a socket contained in a plastic case with an adhesive ring around it’s edge. The socket is connected to an extended power cord and a clicker.

Pick up and use.

0 Designer: Chris Kabel

Lights Where I Want 'Em

Lights Where I Want ‘Em

The Drop Light is a unique lighting system that provides a new user interface for indoor lighting. Each lighting module can be separated from the main body to use as a free standing lamp. An electric line, located within the main body, charges the ‘drops’ via a network of tracks. The droplights contain new advance LEDs which prevent the lights from excessive heating. Awesome idea for custom lighting concepts or for emergency black situations.

0 Designer: Doosan Baek

IVY, The Organic Lamp Shade

IVY, The Organic Lamp Shade

It can be difficult to innovate when everything seems to have been done before, and most creatives would be familiar with the approach of product A + product B = innovation!. Nine times out of ten this will result in a boring concept of pseudo innovation and is thus generally frowned upon. Occasionally though it does actually produce some pretty good results. The IVY lamp by designers Izabela Cichecka and Marcela Kawka would be one such example.

0 Designers: Izabela Cichecka & Marcela Kawka

Rainbow Star Cutey Review

Rainbow Star Cutey Review

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of receiving the Rainbow Star Cutey by Lumenworks. I have a major weakness for groovy lighting, especially ones that change colors. This sweet little beast of a light is a smaller version to Lumenworks Rainbow Star light. Its base is made of metal and the transparent acrylic top is the icing on the cake for this little beauty.

0 Designer: LumenWorks Design [ Buy It Here ]

Electric Trees Light the Hallway, Green Style

Electric Trees Light the Hallway, Green Style

How would you like to be able to accessorize your tree-house, (or your regular house, for that matter,) with tree-branches of light? I would like that a lot. Yes please. Wan-jin Joo, and Hyun-Joung Yoo present the Arbre, a light-up tree whose concept makes other light-up trees look like a garbage truck unloading trash at a landfill.

0 Designers: Wan-jin Joo & Hyun-Joung Yoo